5 Little Monsters: Textured Toddler Beanie: Free Crochet Pattern

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Textured Toddler Beanie: Free Crochet Pattern


Along with the Red Heart Boutique Swanky yarn that I used in my last post I also received a ball of another new Red Heart yarn, Heads Up. I got the bright coral color which was really fun and bright. I thought it would make a cute hat for one of my little girls. I loved the bright color, I thought it was something a little different than anything I had ever gotten before but really pretty and fun. It was however, extremely difficult to photograph and show the true color. It is a bulky yarn and it is really soft and squishy. I really liked working with it. To be honest, I can't really think of anything I didn't like about it. I definitely think this is a yarn I will use again. I loved the softness and thickness of the yarn, I think it will be really nice and warm for my little girls. I also felt like it had really great stitch definition, I think this would be great if you are looking for a bulky yarn for something that you really want your stitch pattern to stand out.




I wanted to make something that had a lot of texture, something simple but interesting. I loved the thickness of the yarn and wanted to accent that with a stitch that added more thickness and texture. I wanted a nice, warm, squishy hat. I made a toddler size hat first, it fits my 1 1/2 year old and my almost 3 year old. The pictures show it on my almost 3 year old. After I finished I still had quite a bit of yarn left, I thought maybe it was close to half so I tried to make another one so that they could have matching hats. I did not end up having enough for another toddler size hat so one hat takes a little over half of the ball. I decided to size it down a little and made one that is approximately 6-12 month size. I was able to finish it with very little yarn to spare. Like, maybe a yard of yarn left, so depending on how you crochet and how long you leave your ends you might be able to get a toddler size and a 6 month size out of one ball.


Without further ado, the pattern...

Textured Toddler Beanie

You will need:
*Do not turn when working the double crochet rounds or the single crochet rounds. When working the pattern rounds you will turn on each round.


Toddler Size

Start with magic ring
Round 1: ch 2, 9 dc in ring, join to first dc (9 dc)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, join to first dc (18 dc)
Round 3: ch 2, (2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next), repeat around (27 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, (2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2), repeat around (36 dc)
Round 5: ch 1, [(sc, hdc, dc) in first stitch, sk 2], repeat around (12 sc, hdc, dc groups)
Round 6: ch 1, turn, [(sc, hdc, dc) in dc, sk 2], repeat around (12 sc, hdc, dc groups)
Round 7-10: repeat round 6
Round 11-13: ch 1, sc around (36 sc)
Finish off, weave in ends


6-12 Month Size

Start with magic ring
Round 1: ch 2, 9 dc in ring, join to first dc (9 dc)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, join to first dc (18 dc)
Round 3: ch 2, (2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next), repeat around (27 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, (2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 4), repeat around *you will not end with 4 dc in a row (33 dc)
Round 5: ch 1, [(sc, hdc, dc) in first stitch, sk 2], repeat around (11 sc, hdc, dc groups)
Round 6: ch 1, turn, [(sc, hdc, dc) in dc, sk 2], repeat around (11 sc, hdc, dc groups)
Round 7-8: repeat round 6
Round 9-11: ch 1, sc around (33 sc)
Finish off, weave in ends


A big thanks to Red Heart for providing me with the yarn for this project. Hope you enjoy this pattern

5 comments :

  1. I've been looking for an interesting bulky pattern and this just may be it!!!! I love the head's up colors too - so fun and bright :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your crochet ideas. To make an adult size hat would I just use a larger hook?

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    1. No, you would want to do more increase rounds before starting the textured section. I'm not sure exactly how many without trying it but you are increasing by 9 each round so the first round has 9, then 18, then 27, then 36 and if you continued your next round would have 45, then 54 and so on. I would maybe try either 45 or 54 and see how big that got you.

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  3. I'm working on the toddler size. After row 5 do I slip stitch before turning and chain 1? If I don't I end up with a hole?

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    1. It has been a long time since I made this hat but I am pretty sure I joined each round with a slip stitch before the ch 1 and turn. I'm not sure why I didn't add that in. I will pull out the hat and look at it but I am almost positive you should join the rounds. I will need to fix that on the pattern.

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